Tips & Tricks

November 14, 2016

Shrink wrapped applications

Who defines how your business operations are performed? How does your business operate? Is it based on a definition of what is best for your business and[...]
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April 26, 2016

Herding cats? Use catfood

You have probably heard the analogy of trying to guide or coordinate people who have their own agenda or views – that it is like herding cats. It’s[...]
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April 21, 2016

The difference between an IT Architect and a construction architect

In describing myself as an IT Architect in a social gathering recently, the gentleman who I was speaking to suddenly burst into a frustrated tirade that[...]
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January 29, 2016

Stop fighting today’s problems with yesterday’s answers

The focus needs to change. People need to stop fighting today’s problems with yesterday’s answers, and instead, focus on finding solutions[...]
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January 19, 2016

Dedicated Management Cluster

I always recommend to create a dedicated management cluster for your vSphere virtual environment, but what is a dedicated management cluster, and why is[...]
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July 23, 2015

Automation requires a change in paradigm

Businesses are running headlong into automation as a useful way to improve consistency, flexibility and speed, and decrease costs. However, there is a[...]
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June 17, 2015

ToR switch placement – not at the top!

You may know about ToR, top-of-rack (for) switches. It’s the practice of placing a physical switch within each rack, so that the network switching[...]
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April 3, 2015

Why bother to virtualize?

I recently read an article (published August 2013), listing all the reasons not to virtualise certain systems. It got me thinking about some of those people[...]
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February 16, 2015

The 6 Rs to fix computer problems yourself

Are you new to computers, or do you always have strangeĀ little problems with your computer? Are you scared of using your computer / tablet / device because[...]
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January 16, 2015

VLANs do not equal network security

In a recent discussion about network security, I had a [relatively inexperienced] network administrator make a comment that security between networks can[...]
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